Three vie for NWACC Board of Trustees position

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BENTONVILLE — Three candidates are running for a spot on the Northwest Arkansas Community College’s Board of Trustees. Incumbent Mark Scott, Julia Gregory and Gregory Swango are competing to represent Zone 6, which encompasses the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, Cave Springs and west Rogers.
Nine trustees sit on the board. Board members are elected for six-year terms.
“However, with the 2020 census comes redistricting. Therefore, before the 2022 election the zones will be redistricted to reflect the current population distribution,” according to Grant Hodges, director of community and government elations and marketing at NWACC. “Every Board seat will then be up for election in 2022. After those trustees are seated, they will draw for two, four, and six year terms to begin the staggered elections again.”
The position is nonpartisan and unpaid. The election is Nov. 3.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette emailed the same questions to the candidates. Their responses are below.
QUESTION: Why should you be on the Board of Trustees? What will be your goals if chosen?
MARK SCOTT: I was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2016 to serve on the NWACC Board of Trustees and was elected to the position later that year. I appreciate the confidence Governor Hutchinson and the voters …

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